SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
Stop and consider how life’s circumstances have resulted in greater spiritual maturity. You are in another growth spurt that will serve you well in the days ahead. Know that when the going gets tough you are being trained and prepared to succeed and gain the victory, says the Lord.
James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
Ask God to show you things to do that will have greater impact today. Doug Addison
March 19, 2019. As you have grown, the kind of things you do have changed. Sometimes it is a lot to keep up with. It isn’t too much. In fact, serving keeps you busy which is good for you. You are continuing to move about and even that alone is for your benefit. Moving about and staying busy is important for living an abundant life. Age is just a number. Keep yourself young by serving God, yourself and others.
Galatians 6:10 (MLB) “So then, as opportunity offers, let us practice what is beneficial for everyone, but particularly toward the members of the family of faith.” Bev Robinson
March 19, 2019. Are you truly satisfied with keeping yourself near the shore of life? For years, you have seen countless others progressively move from the shallows, out into deeper waters. For too long, fear has dictated your approach to so many aspects of what you will and won’t do. You see the joy others have experienced when they get beyond their comfort zones into the unknown. Stop letting anxiety dictate your life. Live large with no regrets.
2 Timothy 1:7 (TPT) “For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.” Kevin Robinson
March 19, 2019. I, your Father in heaven, have witnessed you as you choose to believe My Word for you even when circumstances have caused you to question if you really heard Me. I assure you that My love for you bursts within Me because you choose to continue to believe Me. Your trust in Me will not be to no avail. Throughout history, I have rewarded those whose faith is strong with rewards of My storehouse of grace. All is yours!
Romans 5:1-2(NASB) “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.” Jonas Bohlin